Monday, March 11, 2013
Gabby Gifford's Husband Buys AR-15
Breitbart -- Mark E. Kelly, gun-control proponent and husband to former Congressman Gabby Giffords, recently purchased and AR-15 (an "assault weapon," he called it) which he now says he intended as an illustration of the need for more stringent gun laws.
Kelly reportedly bought the AR-15 and a 1911-style semi-automatic pistol at Diamondback Police Supply in Tucson, Arizona.
Various sources contacted Breitbart News once Kelly made the purchase, and after we began investigating the details surrounding the purchase, Kelly announced on his Facebook that he was not going to keep the AR-15, which he has yet to pick up from the store.
Days after making the purchases, Kelly wrote on Facebook:
I just had a background check a few days ago when I went to my local gun store to buy a .45. As I was leaving, I noticed a used AR-15. Bought that too. Even to buy an assault weapon, the background check only takes a matter of minutes. I don't have possession of it yet but I'll be turning it over to the Tucson PD when I do.
In February, Kelly told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace that lawmakers need to address "assault weapons." He said the purpose of an "assault weapon" is "to kill a lot of people very quickly," and he lamented that such products were "too readily available."
Kelly has not commented on whether he will also return the .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol he purchased.
Blog author's comments - The problem I have is Kelly's hypocrisy. During the past few weeks, we have seen Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly using the emotion that comes from her 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona to call for something to be done to help stop gun violence, and according to Kelly that is the ban of "assault weapons."
He has campaigned about how these guns and magazines should be outlawed, and nobody needs this much firepower, etc. So, he's urging Congress to stop you from protecting yourself, while then going out and getting the guns for himself.
I don't believe he purchased those guns with the intent of turning them in to the police department. After he was caught he had to come up with a story. Most of us know if a convicted felon wants to acquire a firearm, they always manage to do so. The gun bills which will soon be voted upon by Congress...if passed will only have an affect on the law-abiding citizens.